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Exploring The Large Magellanic Cloud

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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Youtube videos
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2008-05-20T23:28:16.000Z
Topic:
Astronomy
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Science & Technology
Video Title:
Exploring The Large Magellanic Cloud
Description:
The Large Magellanic Cloud, known as the LMC, is a nearby satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. At a distance of around 160,000 light-years, the LMC is the third closest galaxy to us. But the LMC is more than just a nice little sidekick.
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6 min 33 sec
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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Distribution and ages of Magellanic Cepheids

Author:
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1974
Topic:
Astronomy
Citation:
Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics, 16(16): 28-32.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00810231.16.28
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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The variable stars of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Author:
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1971
Topic:
Astronomy
Citation:
Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics, 13(13): 1-41.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00810231.13.1
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Variable stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud

Author:
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne
Gaposchkin, Sergei
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1966
Topic:
Astronomy
Citation:
Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics, 9(9): 1-205.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00810231.9.1
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Smithsonian Libraries
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GPS Receiver for Egyptian Army

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
receiver: 5 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm
bracket and mount: 8 in x 6 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 20.32 cm x 15.875 cm x 6.0325 cm
mount only: 6 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.0325 cm
bracket base: 10 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
1992
Subject:
American Enterprise
Communications
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.07
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.07
Description (Brief):
The Global Positioning System (GPS) consists of a network of orbiting satellites that transmit special time signals. GPS receivers detect the signals from several satellites and calculate the user’s position with high precision. While many civilian uses have been developed, the system originated as a tool for the U.S. military. Other nations also adopted GPS for military use as seen on this 1992 model 1000M5 receiver. The buttons are labeled in Arabic for use by the Egyptian Army.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Merging Magellan Emissivity and SAR Data for Anlysis of Venus Surface Dielectric Properties

Author:
Campbell, Bruce A.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1994
Topic:
Flight
Aeronautics
Space sciences
Flight
Citation:
Icarus, 112: 187-203.
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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328 21874 - Indians on the Straits of Magellan near Punta Arenas Chile

Format:
Stereocard
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
3.5 x 6.5 in.
Culture/People:
Selk'nam (Ona),Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Place:
Near Punta Arenas; Estrecho de Magallanes (Strait of Magellan); Punta Arenas; Magallanes Province; Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region XII; Chile
Site Name:
Estrecho de Magallanes (Strait of Magellan)
Date Created:
circa 1920
Catalog Number:
P23266
Collection History:
The Keystone View Company of Meadville, Pennsylvania, published and distributed lantern slides and stereographs for personal and educational use; in the 1920s, they were the single largest publisher of these items and their inventory included many images of Native people. No other collection history information available.
Description:
Group of men, women and children seated outdoors with corrugated metal structures behind them. Some are wrapped in blankets; some wear guanaco hides
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Photographic Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Surface processes in the Venus highlands: Results from analysis of Magellan and Arecibo data

Author:
Campbell, Bruce A.
Campbell, Donald B.
DeVries, Christopher H.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1999
Topic:
Flight
Aeronautics
Space sciences
Flight
Citation:
Journal of Geophysical Research E, Planets, 104(E1): 1897-1916.
Abstract:
The highlands of Venus are characterized by an altitude-dependent change in radar backscatter and microwave emissivity, likely produced by surface-atmosphere weathering reactions. We analyzed Magellan and Arecibo data for these regions to study the roughness of the surface, lower radar-backscatter areas at the highest elevations, and possible causes for areas of anomalous behavior in Maxwell Montes. Arecibo data show that circular and linear radar polarization ratios rise with decreasing emissivity and increasing Fresnel reflectivity, supporting the hypothesis that surface scattering dominates the return from the highlands. The maximum values of these polarization ratios are consistent with a significant component of multiple-bounce scattering. We calibrated the Arecibo backscatter values using areas of overlap with Magellan coverage, and found that the echo at high incidence angles (up to 70°) from the highlands is lower than expected for a predominantly diffuse scattering regime. This behavior may be due to geometric effects in multiple scattering from surface rocks, but further modeling is required. Areas of lower radar backscatter above an upper critical elevation are found to be generally consistent across the equatorial highlands, with the shift in microwave properties occurring over as little as 500 m of elevation. These surfaces are not simply characterized, however, by the absence of a highly reflective component. Surface morphology and radar-scattering properties suggest that a mantling deposit forms at the highest elevations, most likely by in situ erosion of the original rock. In Ovda Regio, this process mantles or has removed surface festoon structure at the 1- to 10-m scale, implying a significant depth for the weathered layer. Similar radar-dark areas occur in Maxwell Montes but are apparently unrelated to the current topography of the region. Possible reasons for these observations include mass wasting from areas of steep slopes, compositional or age differences within the montes, vertical tectonic shifts of relict contacts, local topographic effects on surface temperature, or errors in the Magellan topography data in the rugged terrain. While there is evidence for some of these effects in the existing data, no single model at present appears to satisfy all occurrences of high-altitude, radar-dark terrain. New measurements of the surface and lower atmosphere chemistry of Venus are needed to further refine these conclusions.
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Comparison of flat-topped stellate seamounts on Earth's seafloor with stellate domes on Venus using side-scan sonar and Magellan synthetic aperture radar

Author:
Bulmer, M. H.
Wilson, J. B.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1999
Topic:
Flight
Aeronautics
Space sciences
Flight
Citation:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 171(2): 277-287.
Abstract:
None
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Magellan ?, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown
Subject:
Magellan
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Virginia State Library 11th and Capitol Streets Richmond Virginia 23219
Topic:
Portrait male
Control number:
IAP 61290116
Notes:
Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, V. Xiii, Nos. 1,2, 1920.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Scientific results of explorations by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. No. II.—Birds collected on the Island of Santa Lucia, West Indies, the Abrolhos Islands, Brazil, and at the Straits of Magellan, in 1887-'88

Author:
Ridgway, Robert
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1890
Topic:
Natural History
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 12(768): 129-139.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.768.129
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Fishes collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries steamer Albatross during 1888, between Montevideo, Uruguay, and Tome, Chile, on the voyage through the Straits of Magellan

Author:
Thompson, Will F.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1916
Topic:
Natural History
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 50(2133): 401-476, 5 pls..
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.50-2133.401
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Scientific results of explorations by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. No, X, —On certain Mesozoic fossils from the Islands of St. Paul's and St. Peter's, in the Straits of Magellan

Author:
White, Charles A.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1890
Topic:
Natural History
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 13(793): 13-14, 2 pls..
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.13-793.13
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Scientific results of explorations by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. No. XIII.—Catalogue of skeletons of birds collected at the Abrolhos Islands, Brazil, the Straits of Magellan, and the Galapagos Islands, in 1887-'88

Author:
Lucas, Frederic A.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1890
Topic:
Natural History
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 13(798): 127-130.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.798.127
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Magellan

Artist:
James E. Allen, born Louisiana, MO 1894-died Larchmont, NY 1964
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 14 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (36.2 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1939
Topic:
Landscape\water
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the family of James E. Allen
Object number:
1972.74.47
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Ferdinand Magellan

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Ferdinand Magellan, c. 1480 - 1521
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72 x 61cm (28 3/8 x 24")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1848
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Printed Material\Document\Scroll
Ferdinand Magellan: Natural Resources\Explorer
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Museo Naval
Website: www.armada.mde.es
Object number:
646 MN
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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A voyage of discovery to the strait of Magellan: with an account of the manners and customs of the inhabitants; and of the natural productions of Patagonia. Undertaken, by order of the King of Spain, by Admiral Don A. de Cordova ... Translated from the Spanish

Author:
Vargas Ponce, José 1760-1821
Córdoba, Antonio de ca. 1740-1811
Alcalá-Galiano, Dionisio 1760-1805
Belmonte, Alejandro
Physical description:
viii, 104 p. front. (port.) fold. map. 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Magellan, Strait of
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Spain
Date:
1820
[1820?]
Topic:
Description and travel
Exploring expeditions
Call number:
F3191 .V29 E1820
F3191.V29 E1820
Notes:
Compiled from the journals of Dionisio Alcalá Galiano and Alejandro Belmonte, lieutenants of Córdoba. cf. p. 2.
A translation of parts of the author's "Relacion del último viage al estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786," pub. anonymously at Madrid, 1788.
The present translation is included in Sir Richard Phillips' New voyages and travels [3rd series] London, 1819-23, v. 2.
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Magellan, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, Charles Wilson
Subject:
Magellan
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Other--Explorer
Control number:
AECI 02210003
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 3
Catalogue of the National Portrait and Historical Gallery, Illustrative of American History. Formerly belonging to Peale's Museum, Philadelphia, now exhibiting at Independence Hall, on Fourth Street, between Walnut and Vine, Cincinnati. Incorporated by Act of General Assembly. Cincinnati: Gazette Company Print. 1852.
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
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Ferdinand Magellan, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (copy after)
Subject:
Magellan, Ferdinand
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Other--Explorer
Control number:
AECI 00020013
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 17 (Sale info: To Be Auctioned).
Nos. 17, 18, 19 and 20 were copied from originals in the Florence Gallery of Medicis, for T. Jefferson. [P. 4; see entries 00020013, 00020014, 00020015, and 00020016 for the four copies.]
Catalogue of Valuable Oil Paintings, many of them by the Old Masters, and all Choice Pictures, being the Collection of the late President Jefferson. To be sold at auction, on Friday, July 19, at Mr. Harding's Gallery, School St. Sale to Commence at 10 o'clock. J.L. Cunningham, Auctioneer. This catalogue admits the purchaser to the Exhibition and Sale. (Price 12 1/2 Cents.) J.E. Winckley & Co., Printers, No. 14 Water Street.
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
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Ferdinand Magellan, (painting)

Painter:
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827
Subject:
Magellan, Ferdinand
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings-Copy
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Date:
1816
Topic:
Portrait male
Control number:
IAP 81480495
Notes:
Sellers, Charles Coleman, "Portraits and miniatures by Charles Willson Peale," (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new ser., vol. 42, pt. 1) Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1952, No.536.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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